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IBM and Libelium Launch Internet of Things Starter Kit

IBM and Libelium, a wireless sensor network hardware provider, today released an Internet of Things Starter Kit to enable dozens of sensor applications ranging from monitoring parking spaces or air pollution to providing assistance for the elderly.

Created by IBM scientists and Libelium engineers to ease application development, testing, and scalability of wireless sensor networks (WSN), the new Internet of Things Starter Kit integrates Libelium’s Waspmote wireless sensor platform with IBM’s Mote Runner software and 6LoWPAN, which allows every single sensor and device to connect directly to the Internet using the new IPv6 protocol.

IBM Mote Runner is an open software development platform that connects sensor and actuator motes within wireless sensor networks based on the IETF 6LoWPAN protocol specification. With the new Internet of Things Starter Kit, a real-time operating system is integrated in Libelium Waspmote nodes to support more that 60 different sensors available “off the shelf,” allowing developers to easily build any application on top. The Internet of Things SDK also includes the source code of the 6LoWPAN libraries so that researchers can modify and add their own algorithms and improvements.

“We have worked closely with IBM to offer a development platform that can be used for both simulation and real IPv6 sensor connectivity,” said David Gascón, CTO at Libelium. “This platform is a powerful tool for improving and testing 6LoWPAN capabilities in the context of wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things.”

“If we can harvest the Big Data insights from all of the things connected to the Internet we can more precisely understand how our world actually works,” said Thorsten Kramp, a computer scientist at IBM Research. “By making Internet of Things application development easier, the answers to the grand challenges of our age becomes more feasible.”

The Waspmote Mote Runner Developer Kit is available today at here.

IBM Mote Runner Public Beta 1 available

IBM has just made available the first public beta of Mote Runner, a new run-time platform and development environment for wireless sensor networks.

The IBM Mote Runner SDK bundles a set of tools to develop WSN applications. On-mote applications can be developed using an Eclipse plugin supporting C# and Java as programming languages. These applications can be downloaded, installed, executed and debugged on simulated motes running on a host pc.

On request, Mote Runner firmware for the IRIS motes is available allowing to run the mote applications on real hardware. The SDK ships with a set of tools such as a command line shell, web server and browser-based applications to manage and visualize a set of WSN motes executing the Mote Runner OS and VM.

It’s a free download for academic and non-commercial users and comes with 90-days evaluation license for commercial users.

More info here and here.